Feature request - women's section

Totally agree with this elenathanasiadou.

As a female and a totally new community member and new to guitar… My own personal opinion is that I like a community without segregation.

I posted an intro and I started a learning log my first day here (only this week) and everyone has been very warm and welcoming. In my learning log I said that my first issue was my nails and I had to cut them to be able to get the chord without muting other strings. Maybe that is an issue that more women have, maybe men have it too, I don’t know but no one said anything to make me question it. Either way, maybe someone can learn from my mistakes in the future.

It is always difficult to put yourself out there in a new community and as a beginner.
I think the site does a good job of welcoming you also, I got that friendly little bot messaging me some tips at the start and a system message to guide me to fill out my profile or start a new topic.


(At the risk of diverting the topic, which is not my intention)

I certainly do.

I also have a similar issue with my plucking hand when playing bass; if my fingernails are not well-trimmed it sounds all scratchy.



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She did put in there about moving it as it was the wrong place.

You are velcome about zere entertainment :stuck_out_tongue:

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Moved and with a little edit to the topic title

Shame the old forum cannot be accessed now.

I recall a very interesting thread about nails with questions from both genders. Us geezers got some really useful tips from the members who had more expertise on the subject. Yes our female members coached us on nail care. How to cut how to file, which direction and why. Which nail files were best and what care products should be used. Priceless !

I am sure some of the old timers will recall that post and it shows us men are not the experts here in all matters indeed not many and we need your help !



Hello everbody, and, wow, what an interesting discussion :smiley:.
I haven’t seen this thread earlier, so to me, I think more or less everything important has already been said. There is no aspect left for me to mention :sweat_smile:.
To make it short: I absolutely love this community. It’s such a wonderful place to be. A bit like extended family (in a positive sense :hugs:).
Of course, I’ve noticed that the majority of the members are male. But I’m here to learn how to play the guitar. So sex/gender really doesn’t/shouldn’t matter. I never felt intimidated at any time.

And with regard to the OMs - I will definitely change my place from the audience to the stage when I feel ready :smiley:.

Nothing more to ad :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:.


So true… since joining this community as a beginner guitar player I’ve learned a lot from the females posting in the community and have a lot of respect for them… I’ve learned from the questions they have raised, the responses they have given to questions, the feedback that I have received from them and from watching their AVoYP performances.

This reminds me of a question raised on the forum a few months ago:

I did refer the OP to have a listen to Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi after doing a bit of research but it would be good if maybe the learn more page included a list of other blues artists to have a listen to such as Bonnie and Susan as it would be particularly useful if you’re not familiar to the genre.


Hi Richard,
I feel a sense of achievement for having plucked up courage to offer an opinion in a forum :joy:

I’ll try to take part in other forums too.


As a newbie woman, I have never felt marginalised. Quite the opposite. I was dead scared to come on here and I soon realised I had no need to be. :grinning:


I’m a new player, a woman and an old dog! Triple whammy now I consider it. But it never crossed my mind not to use the forum and I’ve certainly not noticed anything other than encouragement and welcomes. As I’ve said before on the forum this is my 3rd attempt to learn. I’m so happy that this time its happening and a lot of it is thanks to Justin.
Happy strumming one and all :guitar::blush:


Triole whammy indeed!
Too funny.


Wow, everyone! Very cool points here - and it’s great to see you support a unique, diverse Community! That’s the way to go.

Instead of thinking about gender or whatever ‘segregation’ it is, which could cause even more intimidation, maybe we should brainstorm which discussion areas deserve more attention and “fuel” here in the Community!

Maybe we need some new threads discussing issues that weren’t still raised here and addressing specific struggles. Maybe we still have a lot of work to do to encourage more students to start new threads!

Please keep your thoughts and feedback coming! I’ll count on our super guides @Richard_close2u, @LievenDV, and @DavidP to organize all the main points so we discuss them when Justin is back from Italy.


That’s a fantastic comment @larynejg :slight_smile: